Fashion Merchandising Certificate


The Fashion Merchandising Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in fashion merchandising fields such as fashion merchandiser, fashion apparel buyer, visual merchandiser, and fashion sales representative. This certificate requires the completion of 34-36 units of which 30 units are in required courses. An additional 4-6 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken.

Required Courses (30 units):
BUS 131 F Principles of International Business3
FASH 107 FApparel Analysis3
FASH 145 FField Studies in Fashion1
FASH 150 F Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FASH 152 FReady-to-Wear Evaluation3
FASH 183 FFashion Marketing3
FASH 206 FTextiles4
FASH 220 FRetail and Fashion Buying3
FASH 221 F Advanced Retail and Fashion Buying3
FASH 250 FFashion Promotion3
FASH 299 FFashion Industry Internship1
Restrticted Electives (4-6 units):4-6
Principles of Import/Export3
Careers in Fashion1
Professional Image2
Fashion History: The Evolution of Dress, Culture and Style (formerly Fashion History of Costume)3
Fashion Design Portfolio2
Total Units34-36

Outcome 1: Define and discuss the role of the retail fashion buyer in today’s retail environment and complete the necessary requirements for certification for employment in fashion merchandise.

Outcome 2: Evaluate consumer behavior in the fashion business.